Foreign Minister slams media over there insensitivity

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith has come out swinging against critics over a decision not to allow media entities to accost Jamaican’s returning home under the Government’s controlled re-entry policy.

Minister Johnson writing on her Official Twitter account took the media to tasked asking if it is too much to ask that the Jamaican’s returning could have a little privacy?

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith.

Furthermore, she said no one, including media, is ever allowed into the immigration and customs hall.

She said that Jamaica encourages freedom of the press and that’s why Jamaica ranks 6th in the world, but freedom of the press should not mean insensitivity nor inhumanity. She went on to ask why would the media want to witness passengers’ health checks before transportation.

She said that she is sure that those who wish to tell their story will reach out and be on social media and she will stand by those who prefer not to, as it is they who seek protection.

Minister Johnson-Smith closed by saying “May I never lose my humanity or become part of an administration that has none. As I said – tough, emotional day.”

I am sure that those who wish to tell their story will reach out and be on social media. I will stand by those who prefer not to, as it is they who seek protection. May I never lose my humanity or become part of an administration that has none. As I said – tough, emotional day.

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